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Please help with my small front garden Low Maintence

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:04

Check these out - love the spirals.

I'd keep the path to your door and cover the rest with chips of slate. Then choose only one focal point for in front of the window. Have a browse round your local plant nursery to see what catches your eye. Also, hanging baskets by the door for a bit of summer colour would look fab !

Little plants are for me looking at your garden.....are a no no. 

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:08

Oh and also, don't forget the Consumer Protection(distance selling)regulations 2000

I didn't even know about this, until we covered it in class a few weeks ago...briefly like. 


to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:00

Ahh, thats the problem. South facing windows are the best.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:55

I have to confess I have a habit of !!!!! I get excited, therefore get a bit carried away with myself when writing. lol

I personally dont see capitals as shouting like...I use them for emphasis of important words. Just saying, don't jump down my neck...ppppplease. 

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:47

For all those who purchase and are not happy. Remember to include in any correspondence whether its verbal or written.

Trade Descriptions act - match their description and are good quality

Sales of good Act - fit their desription, good working order, fit for purpose. (this is a good one to remember though)

These short sentences often moves traders butts faster.

Knowing your rights is vital and making sure you TELL them so, does too ! DONT FORGET

Various dead plants

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:01

Oh and when I was just strating out in gardening, the pesky little things used to strip my cabbages to single stalks and leave their tell-tale calling cards....until I got wise !! 

No...I didn't start making pidgeon, awesome stuff. 

Various dead plants

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 13:58

Sounds like the birds have defecated in the water, I used to keep budgies and they'd do this in their baths. They'll poo anywhere and anytime - just a bird thing.

Bird poo is acidic, need i go on.

I'd just dig in lots of organic material and replant.

to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 12:05

haha maybe not.

Yeh exactly, we learn through research, trial/error, repetition and experience - thats what makes it fun ? Well...I think so.



Help Please!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 11:56

I'd personally wait until the clematis flowers. There are 3 pruning groups and it depends on which variety you have, as to which group it belongs to. But do remove dead and damaged parts if it is required.

to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 11:40

Unless the plant is "hardy" you should ideally plant out when the conditions are right for that particular plant. Fleece does help but you can't always be around to fleece them.

For example, I know that sunflowers react badly to cold weather, the leaves/stems go black and somtimes the plant dies. These I would sow  4 weeks later than what the packet states ( mid-late guide on the packet).  Because I live in the northeast, I'm 4 weeks behind southern countys. Plants do catch up.

Greenhouse plants are different though, I sow at the first chance i.e tomatoes.

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